Category Archives: rust dyeing

colors of nature

This was last summer’s solar dyeing project that I had forgotten. The marked jars are tucked neatly in rows inside the wheelbarrow where I had left them last summer. Already, the spiders and critters have made a home for themselves … Continue reading

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serendipity

There comes a time when I just like to shoot pictures rather than write about what I do, and then just post those pictures on the blog. Something like a wordless or perhaps a photo post. Besides, don’t they say a picture is worth … Continue reading

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twelve shades of colors

A compilation of past and recent posts in different shades and colors as a countdown to Christmas day. Each picture is linked to its original post on this blog (mouse over and click). Hope you enjoy reading it as much … Continue reading

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autumn windfall

Liquidambar styraciflua, or American sweet gum is a large deciduous tree that drops its leaves in multiple colors of reds, browns, gold’s, and purples in the fall. It is a popular ornamental tree with 5 pointed star-shaped glossy leaves, and hard … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, seeded eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is one of my favorite medium and I used it frequently in my work. I am fortunate to have access to a few eucalyptus trees in my neighborhood, and hiking trails where it take me through lots of them. … Continue reading

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buzzing summer

  This summer, I have been putting my sewing machine into good use. It is an older Singer sewing machine with tabletop and detachable discs for various types of stitch patterns. I had it for almost 10 years now–I remembered walking into a thrift store … Continue reading

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save those onion skins

The weather this past week has been unbearably hot. I can barely stand to go out in the garden it is so hot. Even our chickens were taking shelter under the pomegranate tree to keep cool. I wish it would cool off soon, … Continue reading

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solar or sun kissed dyeing

Solar, or sun kissed (my term), is a fun and natural method of coloring fabric using the energy and power of the sun. All you need is a glass jar, some botanical, alum, silk fabric, rubber bands, and water. I’ve … Continue reading

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the allure of rust

Sometimes simple things, like rusty and old objects intrigue me. I love the reddish-brown coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to moisture and oxygen in the air, causing it to rust. I find them in various places;  junkyard, thrift … Continue reading

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flowering eucalyptus

On my way to the post office the other day, I spotted this eucalyptus with its spectacular cluster of red flowers and gumnuts. The tree has a smooth bark with broad lanceolate leaves on reddish-brown twigs. It looks majestic this time of … Continue reading

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